Louis XV dismisses the Spanish Infanta due to marry him

(53 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

Louis XV of France has been betrothed to the Spanish Infanta Mariana Victoria for the past four years, but he needs an heir, which she is too young to give him. He now dismisses her from his court. This angers Spain, which as a result makes diplomatic overtures to the Holy Roman Emperor.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Editors. "Louis XV dismisses the Spanish Infanta due to marry him". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17294, accessed 28 September 2016.]